Suspect Accused of Stealing Purses from Asian Women Arrested
May 20, 2021
SEATTLE, Washington—Police have arrested 26-year-old James Credit, the man suspected of stealing purses and bags from more than a dozen women in the Chinatown-International District, Rainier Valley, and Beacon Hill, according to SPD Blotter.
Over the course of six weeks, Credit approached his victims—most of them Asian women, from 40 to 80-years-old—near their vehicles, outside grocery stores, and grabbed their bags before fleeing in a vehicle.
On Tuesday, May 18, members of the Robbery Unity, Gun Violence Reduction Unit, Community Response Group, and US Marshals arrested Credit at a Renton car rental lot, reports SPD Blotter.
Authorities also recovered a loaded handgun from Credit—who is a convicted felon and unable to possess any type of firearm—and booked him into the King County Jail for multiple counts of theft as well as unlawful possession of a firearm.